The Longshaw Estate is soon to play host to a collection of Christmas festivities, fun and magic. Join the National Trust’s team from the 24th November when the Christmas season begins with Christmas trees going on sale.
Christmas trees will be available to buy from 24th November up to 21st December In the Christmas tree nursery next to the Woodcroft car park, near to the Fox House pub. All trees on sale are sustainably sourced and buying your tree from Longshaw will aid the vital conservation work carried out throughout the year. There will be selection of 5 different types of non-needle drop trees to choose from including: Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Nordmann fir, Norway Spruce, and Lodgepole Pine. Both cut and rooted trees will be available, along with Cinco tree stands and Christmas wreaths. Mark Bull, National Trust Ranger says “Christmas trees are really important to us at Longshaw – all year round we’re tending to the ones in our nursery, making sure they are really healthy and growing new ones each year. The profits from the trees we sell here help us to fund our conservation work, looking after this beautiful place for people and wildlife. Pop along, meet us and have a look at our trees, and enjoy some fresh air at Longshaw”. For trees over 10ft, call the Longshaw Estate office on 01433 631757 to pre-order.
Families can get into the Christmas spirit at the Moorland Discovery Centre for some fun and magical Christmas craft making for all ages. Drop in sessions will be held on Saturday 8th ,Sunday 9th,Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December from 10am - 4pm. Natural and recycled materials will be used to create simple and spectacular decorations to take home in time for Christmas. Activities will be £2 to cover the cost of resources.
Visitors can listen out for seasonal songs on Wednesday 12th December at the late night carol singing (6pm) and Christmas tree sales (until 8pm). While picking up a tree to support the conservation work at Longshaw, there is also the chance to join in with some Christmas carolling, and warm up in the Moorland Discovery Centre, where festive refreshments will be on sale.
There’s also the chance to get a bit of Christmas shopping done with some great gift ideas available in the tea room at Longshaw; with its beautiful moorland views and infamous scones to indulge in.
If you're looking for great value gift that's going to last all year then look no further than the National Trust's family membership. Access to over 300 houses and gardens, all with their own story to tell, plus free car parking at all of our countryside and coastal properties. Membership will certainly keep your friends and family busy and all for less than the cost of a family day out to many UK visitor attractions. National Trust Memberships can be purchased from the Longshaw Estate Visitor Centre
Longshaw tea room and Visitor Centre
Christmas opening hours:
Longshaw’s tea room is open every day, from 10.30 – 4pm, with the last service 3.30pm.
It will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and then open every day until Sunday 6th January 2013, when weekend opening times apply.